MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police were dispatched to N&N Express, located at 230 Lowell Street approximately 5:40 p.m. yesterday for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, they spoke with two subjects standing in the parking lot near a black Volkswagen Jetta.
Officers identified them as Shannon Wells, 32, and David Hunt, 26, both of Manchester. Officer Jeff Fierimonte spoke with Wells as Officer Michael DeJoy noticed her reaching for a fanny pack. Officers located a .380 Ruger handgun inside of the fanny pack after she consented to a search. Wells claimed to have found the gun earlier in the day, but failed to report it to police. The officers also located two small bags of a rock substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine and a small amount of heroin in her pocket. One of the drugs tested presumptive positive for crystal methamphetamine (total of 1.6 grams), so she was taken into custody.
The officers observed drug paraphernalia on the seat of the Jetta, so they requested a tow truck pending a search warrant for the vehicle. Mr. Hunt began arguing with the officers as they waited for the tow truck and began yelling profanities, even though multiple customers were entering and exiting the store. Officer Fierimonte asked him several times to stop using profanities and to vacate the area. He refused, so he was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct. He was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on August 23, 2017.
Wells was charged with two counts possession of a controlled drug, felonious use of a firearm, and theft of lost or mislaid property. She appeared in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on July 18, 2017.